November 02, 2021
Los Angeles family medicine physician Jerry Abraham, M.D., received the 2021 California Medical Association (CMA) Compassionate Service Award. The award honors CMA member physicians who best illustrate the association’s commitment to community and charity care.
Dr. Abraham has been a visionary leader in increasing vaccination rates for the most vulnerable members of his community, earning him national media attention and commendations for the work he’s done.
In the words of his nominator:
“He became the voice for the need to vaccinate and more importantly, he provided resources and services for communities of color. He worked tirelessly – every day until midnight including weekends – often taking calls ‘from the tent’ as vaccinations continued well into the night so that those facing job and transportation insecurities could get vaccinated.”